Social Worker with GBV Focus


Rays of Hope:Social Worker with GBV Focus

Rays of Hope
Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 21 May, 2021
Opportunity type:

Rays of Hope is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), which manages a large number of social outreach programmes in Alexandra Township (Alex) in northern Johannesburg.The NPC aims to enable individuals and families to improve all aspects of their lives, thereby creating a lasting impact on the broader Alex residential community.

Rays of Hope seeks to appoint an experienced Social Worker – with at least 5 years experience – to be based in Gauteng (Marlboro Gardens) to manage their GBV programme

The GBV Social worker will be responsible of the following:

  • Provide day to day technical guidance on GBV, developing case plans and follow ups
  • Build strategic alliances with all stakeholders
  • Take the lead in project planning and implementation
  • Facilitate regular meetings of the Gender task force
  • Act as the focal point for all gender based issues
  • Compile and prepare quality monthly project progress reports on time
  • Offering telephonic counselling
  • Facilitation of support groups for men and perpetrators of GBV
  • Facilitating support groups for victims and survivors of GBV
  • Giving the necessary support to victims of GBV with regards to reporting to the police, getting the victims into places of safety
  • Mentor and guide the project coordinator
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation and reporting to the funders and donors is done on time and appropriately
  • Provide direct support and care for the vulnerable women and girls who are victims of GBV, including basic information counselling, assessments of survivors need and developing and action plan, implementing the plan, follow up and case closure processes in line with the GBV Standard Operating procedure
  • Support individuals in risk of GBV by referring them when necessary and in respect of their consent to other service providers e.g shelters and safe environments
  • Will be required to be part of various Rays of Hope meetings and events and any other responsibilities given by the Senior Social worker that might be far outside the above job description


  • BA Social work
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good self-management and operational skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse team of professionals
  • Current registration with the professional body
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Practice as a Social worker
  • Ability to function well under pressure
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Computer literate
  • Previous experience would be an added advantage
  • Good written and communication skills in English, any local language would be an added advantage
  • Good writing report skills

Please send your CV, proof of registration, motivational letter to before the 21st May 2021. Please note, if you do not hear back from us then consider your application as unsuccessful, thank you.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application – NGO Pulse Portal